Xinjiang and Central Asia’s pivot of history for the Belt and Road Initiative

Jean A. BERLIE

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Abstract

The re-emergence of Central Asia in world history imposes a new consideration of Xinjiang, the gate of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). For Xinjiang also, the Belt and Road Initiative constitutes China’s greatest project for the twenty-first century. Xinjiang is a pivot of the new history of Central Asia, and through it the new Silk Road is able to reach far away countries. The history, society, economy and geopolitics along the ancient Silk Road provide a perspective to understand the Belt and Road Initiative in Central Asia. Copyright © 2020 The Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChina’s globalization and the Belt and Road Initiative
EditorsJean A. BERLIE
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages41-55
ISBN (Electronic)9783030222895
ISBN (Print)9783030222888
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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Roads
History
Xinjiang
Belt
Central Asia
Silk Road
Economy
China
World History
Geopolitics

Citation

Berlie, J. A. (2020). Xinjiang and Central Asia’s pivot of history for the Belt and Road Initiative. In J. A. Berlie (Ed.), China’s globalization and the Belt and Road Initiative (pp. 41-55). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

Keywords

  • Development
  • History
  • Kazakhstan
  • Mongol
  • Overseas Chinese
  • Pivot
  • Uyghur
  • Xinjiang